Vicar General/Vicar for Clergy
As directed by the bishop, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Fargo may act in the name of and with the authority of the bishop according to Canon Law. He oversees a number of diocesan entities.
Reverend Monsignor Joseph Goering serves as Vicar General and as Moderator of the Curia. He represents the bishop in the life and ministry of the priests and deacons. The Curia is the Chancery, or Offices of the Bishop, and associated offices. As Moderator of the Curia, Monsignor Goering is, in essence, the ecclesiastical office manager for the diocesan offices.
Monsignor Goering also supervises the Victim Assistance program.
The clergy bulletin, priest substitute list, and access to the policy manual and other useful forms are found on the clergy resources page.
Upcoming Events in 2017
Presbyteral Days: October 1–4, 2017
August 21-29, 2017 Priests’ 8-Day Ignatian Retreat, Hankinson, Retreat Master Fr. Dennis Brown, OMV
October 23-31, 2017Priests’ 8-Day Ignatian Retreat, Hankinson, Retreat Master Msgr. John Esseff (Retreat Full as of 3-28-17)
November 6-10, 2017Priests’ 5-Day Preached Retreat, Maryvale, Valley City - Retreat Master Msgr. Richard Mahowald
Visiting Clergy - Ministry Approval Forms
Clergy who will be doing ministry while visiting within the Diocese of Fargo need to submit a Testimonial of Good Standing from their diocese/congregation.